Internet security measures and awareness in Great Britain (GB) 2016, by age group

This statistic illustrates internet security measures and awareness in Great Britain (GB) in 2016, by age group. In 2016, 55 percent of responding persons aged 65 years or older stated that they heard of cookies.

Internet security measures and awareness in Great Britain (GB) in 2016, by age group

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Source

Release date

August 2016

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

1,000*

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults in Great Britain who have used the internet in the last 12 months.

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

Original possible survey answers:

"Awareness that cookies can be used to trace movements of people, make a profile of each user and provide tailored ads"
"Made back up files from computer on any external storage device or to internet storage space"
"Ever changed internet browser settings to prevent or limit cookies put on computer"

The source notes: "Our sample covers the whole of Great Britain, excluding the Isles of Scilly and Scottish Highlands and Islands."
* Data comes from the monthly "Opinions and Lifestyle Survey" of the Office for National Statistics with approximately 1,000 participants each month.

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